Richard Kluft MD PhD

As seen on a Sussex Directories Inc site
  • In private practice in Bala Cynwyd, PA. (Photo taken from his advertisement)
  • Founding member and 1985-1986 President of the International Society for the Study of Multiple Personality and Dissociation, which later changed name to the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.
  • Director of the Dissociative Disorders Program at the Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital before it was shut down.
  • A highly influential early proponent of Multiple Personality Disorder, described by author Mark Pendergast as "the acknowledged master of the 'scientific' presentation of MPD, writing about the 'polysymptomatic pleomorphic presentation of MPD' — by which he means that he interprets almost any behavior as evidence of possible MPD."
  • Believes there is a hidden epidemic of thousands, if not more, undiagnosed cases of Dissociative Identity Disorder, per his 2009 interview on CBS "Sunday Morning."
  • Appeared in the infamous 1988 episode of "The Geraldo Rivera Show" titled Devil Worship: Exposing Satan's Underground, a so-called documentary that Rivera himself eventually apologized for making.
  • Has settled two malpractice lawsuits:   Marietti, et al., v. Kluft, Dissociative Disorders Program and Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital, Ct. of Common Pleas, Phila. Co., Penn., No. 9509-02260. Settled for an undisclosed amount.
  • Helped produce videotape "Ritual Child Abuse: A Professional Overview" (Cavalcade Productions 1989), a training video to help therapists identify and treat now debunked Satanic Ritual Abuse.
  • Openly advocates for the use of hypnosis in obtaining “recovered memories”
  • As late as 2014, Kluft claimed, "I remain troubled about the matter of transgenerational satanic cults.”

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